Headlight plug screw size ??

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Headlight plug screw size ??
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 01:36 pm:

...anyone know the screw size, later battery powered headlight plug ?? Hopefully available locally ?

Bob J.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 02:10 pm:

Bob,
Looks like a 1" long brass 10-32 with a hole near the end.

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 03:04 pm:

Focus screw or wire connector screw in the plug?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 06:03 pm:

He needs the screw that holds the wire into the plug


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 09:06 pm:

BTT


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:40 pm:

Most likely a #4-40 but that's just a guess. I don't have one handy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:47 pm:

Take the socket to a hardware store and see what you can find that will fit. You will likely have to cut them to length and saw or Dremel a slot. They should be brass screws.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:48 pm:

A plated Allen setscrew would be a possibility also.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ron lemmerman on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:49 pm:

Bob, is this what your looking for? Dont know the size but have the old ones that came off my runabout if you still need them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:53 am:

I saw the plug today, and that's what he needs...the little brass screw.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 06:28 am:

Ron:
Yup, that's the one !

The bulb we replaced before the parade blew out prior to the big show. One eyed on the video. Found loose connection and stray copper strands. After yesterday's ride lights still shine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George_Cherry Hill NJ on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:05 am:

Bob,

So did you or did you not fix it?

I have a can with old thimbles and could drop a screw in the mail, be there in the next day or so. Let me know


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 08:56 am:

I measured an original. It was a #4 x 36 tpi, 3/16" long, truss head brass machine screw.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:42 pm:

Thanks everyone, going to local family hardware store later.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 01:29 pm:

Doubt if even the family hardware would have one in that thread, but if they do, let us know so we can add them to our "good guys" list.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 01:36 pm:

On the 1916 headlight plugs, the screws are #3.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:07 pm:

R.V. Anderson:

You called it right.

Hardware store had #4 x 40 tpi, 3/16" long, not the 36 tpi.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:14 pm:

You might see what's in a modern trailer plug. You might be pleasantly surprised (or might not)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:31 pm:

Try a place that sells parts for household lamps, replacement sockets etc. Royal Touch in Dallas has quite a conglomeration of stuff, maybe there is a similar store in your area.

If all else fails, you might order a new one, then you will have a spare screw.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 06:52 am:

Really thought local generation hardware store would have this size screw in their archive , heck, they have anything else that was made.

Expecting a replacement screw in the mail thanks to the Forum, and new T friend. Thanks again !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 02:35 pm:

Whoops! Checked the drawing for T-6587 *Factory No) at Benson Ford Research Center today and it is exactly as RV says above, not #3 as I remembered. Drawing calls it "#4 x 36 U.S.F".

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